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the pundits are saying in washington but what people back home are thinking about the future and what this election means. so jim, you're going to get the last word. >> thank you. in terms of consensus, i do agree with, i guess stan also the immigration is something there will be some forward progress on. i also agree with stan on the health insurance issue is probably some of plato. i was struck when the shootings happened in aurora, colorado, over the summer, that is exactly the demographic of people who don't have health insurance, young working-class kind of people. and the hospitals all said of course we will pay for all their bills and stuff. we will find the money from somewhere through some mechanism, come may. we always have. entrance a prediction, again i'm a little bit and -- i met with the doctor this money at an age. there's a congressman named rob andrews is a democrat of new jersey, 11 terms, a fairly secret guy, democratic conference, who had an article in "the wall street journal" inception in what she calls for an effort on medicine. he said specifically we should be
to get done and have wanted to get done since mr. smith went to washington in the thirties. and let's put them into bills and let's vote almost directly for those bills and bypass the whole political stuff than we will have things like campaign spending limits and things like most of these people have talked about. we want to get this done. how are you going to do it for domestic converse? with a congress that the bodies people's votes and actually has the gall to stand here and be proud of the fact that they brought all of this money to vermont when we are 16 trillion in debt that's 15 the house and offers a head and then he has the gall to talk about how she will have the people of fixed-income debt $6.9 million in $45 apiece donations where guess where they come from, not vermont, 9% of that money came from vermont and came from people on fixed incomes all over the country. what are you going to do with 6.9 million when he is a sure win to win is beyond me. this is the kind of thing that this vote could -- the u.s. constitution amendment attacked and salt in words you can read body goi
] they take on many institutions in washington and elsewhere and let me talk for a minute about some of the things they say about the news media which is appropriate to criticize there is a lot to criticize about how we do our jobs and how we ought to do them better and they talk about fact czech institutions, that's something that journalism is doing more things like truth telling on tv ads and a lot of organizations including my own is trying to do this year. i think there's been some move in the last few years to do what you just talk about which is someone says something is black and someone says it's white and you can tell it's white you shouldn't just say he says it's white and he says it's black. the two things i think the specific story lines that have pushed journalism to be more willing to call someone as saying the truth or not is the whole movement because we found early on in the obama campaign for years ago that it wasn't enough to say this voter i interviewed said that he was born in kenya and obama denies being born in kenya. that didn't tell the readers enough what t
fragile and economic recovery. in washington all they've been having is an election. and if any business was facing the equivalent of a $7.2 trillion hit and it's got and that's what we have over the next decade that is what the economic effect of this will become the expiration of the bush tax cut, the expiration of a payroll tax and the patch that is put in order so that i won't hit the middle class expiration of the unemployment benefits, the sequester which is the senseless across-the-board cuts that came about because of the failure of the super committee. and no business tries to balance their books doing across-the-board. you go in there surgically and try to do the things that have the lease adverse effect on the productivity. so today we have about 48 days left we just went through this election. isn't it amazing that during the election and all four of the debates toward fiscal clift was never, ever mentioned, not by the reporters and not by the candidates. islamic no mention of the solvency of social security for 75 years or what to do with medicare which is on an unsustainabl
and chancellor of the new york city public schools joel kline had a somewhat on education reform in washington examining america's education system and the impact on national security. council on foreign relations moderates the discussion, about an hour. >> welcome to this evening, broadcast of morning joe. the energy in this room is a real testament to two things. one is how the education reform has ripened, a combination of meade, the talent we see in this room has coalesced on the issue of new technologies but there is a sense that the moment has arrived and the other is jeb bush. [applause] >> i am a great believer that two things matter in life. won his ideas and the other is people. that is the real driver of change, the real driver of history. when you unpack it all and jeb bush is a perfect example. the coming together of a person with real talent and drive with a set of ideas and this is one of them. the fact that you are all here is the greatest salute you could give. condoleezza rice and i come out of a national security background. we use to mess around with something called the ra
into this race for the united states senate because like so many north dakota tans, i believe washington, d.c. was absolutely broken. it seemed like the politicians in that town believed that what was most important was their political party, what they believed was most important was their own private interests and the special interests. and somehow the interest of the people was left behind. and we needed change. two years ago congressman berg said he could go to washington, d.c. and end the gridlock and take away the partisanship and start solving problems. but when congressman berg got to washington, d.c., he voted 100% with his own political party. and i believe he voted against north dakota's interest. he voted for plan that cut $180 billion out of the farm bill including a 20% reduction in crop insurance. he voted for a plan that was, in fact, a plan that privatized and made our social security and our, um, medicare a private system. and i believe a lot of those votes did not reflect our values, and that's what got me in this race. >> moderator: thank you. representative berg, you may
the same here in washington. [laughter] so, you know, that's probably one of the biggest adjustments. i had to realize that i didn't have complete autonomy, but, you know, that's -- i knew that, but, you know, it took me a while to really understand that. but, you know, what i think, you know, the real challenges that we have is that we have this large organization that has to go through some very significant change, and it's about, it's kind of some of the same things that i faced as a commander in iraq. it's about a vision of change and how you implement change. we had to -- i'd do it three or four times in iraq, we had to implement a change, signing of the security agreement, surge originally, going to stability operations. we're going through that same kind of change now, so it's about having the right vision and how you implement change using your leadership and get withing buy-in and communicating the change you want to make. and to me, that's critical as we go forward. and so we've spent a lot of time, the secretary and i have spent a lot of time on internally making sure we are comm
leadership, capitol in washington, we can begin to solve problems. caro tells us about how johnson was vice president of the most powerful guy in the world in washington, d.c., right where we are, when he was majority leader. the go two guy in washington. all things went through his office. he became vice president and help john f. kennedy become elected president, and then was relegated to nothing is in effect. he became almost invisible during the first three years of the kennedy administration. the book caro writes about how the kennedy team which came into washington with great hopes, called him corn poke. i love austin underwood to school up there in high school. there's a lot of smart people of the but i've always resented the fact that people in the north think the people in texas are deserving of terms like corn poke. i don't know but you but it kind of upsets me. because we do have people that are a little capable of doing things, including the then president of the united states lyndon johnson. who, in a six-week period kept the kennedy team because it was essential to be able to
or washington sending in. we stand on the record. mine has been examined and everyone has been examined and you have to stand up and deal with it. this is a serious job that we are going after right now and there are going to be very difficult decisions that have to be made. to wring our hands and cry about who is saying what about whom on the playground. >> you claim this is about free speech, the billionaires' kunkel -- we should be talking about issues that matter. not whether or not steve is offended triet >> moderator: let move on to tax is not to create a lively conversation for the americans who don't believe the tax burden is fairly distributed. for example the lower rate than people on the job what do you think is a fair percentage of your income to pay for taxes and keep in mind we have five minutes left so we want to get everybody to answer and let me start with you. individuals across the board should play flat tax, no more. that's the way to keep us competitive and we are against the taxation because it is unfair. >> moderator: mr. dalton, go ahead. dalton: the tax system is a dysf
. >> caller: thank you. the people are so tired of the fighting in washington. like the one candidate said, if they don't do their job they do not get paid. we, the people come have got to start taking these matters into hands because we are sick of it. and, you know, what i would like to tell john boehner is don't give in to this craziness. this is nothing but craziness. and i watched harry reid yesterday. you know, he talked and he talked and he really said nothing. then he went on about dance, dance, dance and i thought to myself all you do is dance around with these bills that they send. the house will have a bill, they send it to the senate and what does he do? dances around it and never addresses it. >> host: know by partisanship than for you? >> caller: no, absolutely none. then when he left the stage and was walking off, the man -- i feel bad for him that he just can't get it together -- he grabbed ahold of the flag. he was falling. then he grabbed ahold of low wall and at that point i said uh oh that man needs to go home. he's too old to be there. he doesn't do his job and is coll
all the way back to washington d.c. with the nation's capital through germany and your survival rate is so high, yet we have problems in our country to our summer capital and we can't replicate that. how do you do it? i was a very well-developed notion that lacked one aspect of knowledge of medical transport. they have airplanes, tertiary component in the capital. they have good response in the provincial region, where incidents were occurring but they couldn't put together the air medical transport. so we say that's the issue as we see as an ac outlet do this. so we were able to teach air medical =tranfour on a country that cannot do that. so by picking specific as we can work on, we can have an effect of hubble to the country, which would be what ambassador hume is talking about. it will be asking for a specific skill set we can teach and do on their own. if we have to respond to a disaster, now we know you can do that. we'll have it ready next time. >> tanks. >> ambassador, what goes on downrange in other countries with these various entities working in the health area? individual
in washington today. that is to my tank, the doubt that you're picking upon in your question. >> i will make several comments, and on a different question. on working backwards to my you know, i looked at it this way. first, the fact is, when you look at globally castries the united states has said the capability and even in this time , but secondly, it is the united states that has taken responsibility and stepped forward. i cannot point to of another country that has been willing to take that responsibility. having said that, david refers to how we are modifying some of our approaches in dealing with that responsibility in a more cost-effective ways, but also having said that, i would argue that i think there is going to be a big debate over this issue because there are many different ways of advancing the strategic interests. let me, with that, to the first question, the diplomacy development and defense, i think many of you may know and certainly our members of congress here would get the question from many americans, they think that there is an extraordinary, sizable amount of foreign a
. as washington becomes obsessed with this issue. first and foremost, i think it will have consequences and that cap we have argued that the issues that are really framing the fiscal debate and fiscal cliff are ones that were actually dictated in the election context. the president didn't have one set of complications, and a second set now. really there was a thread going through the debates as was happening to add that thread was about having a balanced plan that addressed america's fiscal challenges. acknowledged there were serious fiscal challenges that we do need long-term, deficit reduction. that's important for america's credibility, and it's important for america's economy and economic growth. that plan has to be balanced and that means significant revenues, and it has to go around. typically that means the wealthy and well off have to pay their fair share as well. again, these are not new issues. they are ones that were debated. they came up in every debate. even foreign policy debate. and so we think that the american people are on the side of the president and democrats. that
shift. i remember when i came to washington in the 1980s, people were writing an article, i wrote an article for -- i wrote an article for -- remember that carline bowman -- was that public opinion? >> yeah, yeah. >> on the block, the electoral law, that there was a republican electoral law. i think you'll probably start to see people talk about a democratic electoral lock due to these changing demographics. so the hispanic numbers picked up, and we are seeing an electric whether democrats democrats are doing well among african-americans, hispanics, asians, younger voters and white liberals. and that, that needle appears to have moved slightly to the democrats so that if you have a kind of normal base election, the democrats have a very slight advantage. i think most people will say we will continue to grow over time, unless the republicans do something to make inroads among what now are becoming some poor democratic constituencies, at least some. but if you look at the house races, you have to be cautious about the big message you are drawing. if the democrats again what looks to
of declining? okay. i guess there is a tradition here in washington, d.c. whenever anyone is asked about the position they always make one of those predictions like the next 18 months are going to be really critical along those lines. but i'm way to do something very similar. 36 months actually -- 35. >> [inaudible] what i'm going to say is one thing our discussion has alluded to is the presidency in egypt and a variety of bureaucratic interests not just the military with a deep state is going to be very critical. the question of whether morsi is going to what the state or whether they will coopt him is planned to be extremely important. but i would also like to say this not just a question of sort of that confrontation that we have been waiting for it in the president and between the various your critics and the state's particularly the military and the security service but we are also looking at the relationship to the president and the guided bureau but there is sufficient room for tension between the two sides is essentially where an independent presidency could emerge. i think if th
institute and the newseum co-hosted this annual event called the washington ideas forum. it's about a half an hour. >> so next we have, we're going to find out whether the billionaires got their money's worth this campaign, and where all that money went. with trevor potter who is general counsel of mccain, john mccain's campaign and a lawyer at kaplan and drysdale. [audio difficulty] >> -- way for us, which is -- [applause] [audio difficulty] >> the colbert superpac. [laughter] so he's been on colbert many, many times, and this little segment is colbert handing off his pac to john mccain, all of which -- according to trevor -- to jon stewart, is perfectly legal. all right. cue the tape. >> can i run for president and keep my superpac? don't sugar coat it. >> no. >> okay. that's a little less sugar than i was hoping for. [laughter] >> you could have it run by somebody else. >> wait, what? what? someone else can take it over? >> yes. but someone who you would not be coordinating with in terms of pac ads and strategy. >> oh, trevor, i wouldn't want to even create the appearance of electoral s
-span is everywhere. c-span in washington is just at every event, you know, small hearing, public policy meeting downtown, c-span just seems to be there. >> steve austin watches c-span on verizon. c-span, created by america's cable companies in many 1979 -- in 1979, brought to you as a public service by your television provider. >> now, representative michele bachmann faces democrat jim graves in their final debate in the race to represent minnesota's 6th congressional district. representative bachmann is running for her fourth term. earlier this year she was a candidate for the republican presidential nomination. jim graves is a founder and former ceo of a nationwide hotel franchise. this debate was hosted by kstp-tv in st. paul. ♪ >> moderator: and welcome 4 back. today we feature a live debate inth the 6th congressional district, the district includesm citiesse like blaine, aknow ca, monticello and st. cloud, and i'm joined by congresswoman michele bachmann and the dfl challenger, jim graves. thank you both for being here. graves: thank you very much. >> moderator: hopefully, voters and vie
and the nature of the political process in washington. for the most part, people, companies, companies that target young children, sort of, and bring them wonderful benefits would say that copa actually unleashed a lot of innovation. innovation towards young children and also set the right parameters of balance to make sure we protect kids online. >> well it comes down to the protection which is sort of the fundamental question of all of these things which is sort of what is the right price to pay for free content? obviously we at "the wall street journal" of actually paying for your content. >> right. >> this is sort of the fundamental question of the internet economy. >> right, it certainly is and again, no one, even in the children, even in the copa context where we proposed before you collect information online from children you have to get parental consent, we don't think, i mean that doesn't stop advertisements for children. it only stops particularly types of information and advertising it back and monetizing that information and soling it to third parties and using it to advert
she chose neal to be at an event in washington, campaign director jed griffin explains some of their behind-the-scenes work. he was part of postelection analysis of lgbt issues. the 90 minute event was moderated by "washington post" recorder, peter wallsten. >> i have one roll tonight. my job is to welcome you. thank you for coming tonight. several months ago my good friend said to me would you mind posting this postelection panel and i said sure. i was very proud of having been the first national sponsor and we had our first real washington event in this very room five years ago, this time of year so absolutely. back then i thought we would have 35, and maybe 50 people, are most devout acolytes and maybe a couple of thought leaders thrown in, people who we want to get our mission out to. little did matt and i know that's it would have taken an about-face on what seemed to be a relentless march to keep denying us one aspect of our fundamental civil rights so here we are tonight with a capacity crowd and we thank you all for coming out. we have lots of things to talk about in
in washington. it's about 25 minutes. >> before the election we were putting together some of these panels, and we had one titled why did he win, why did he lose, and this was about obama. and now the title is how did he win. and we are having three authors of excellent books about president obama, jonathan altar, ron suskind and david maraniss, and they're going to be interviewed by a great biographer and my former editor at "time" magazine, walter isakson, who always asked the question whenever i was writing a profile of a political figure, what's he really like? >> and where is the profile? [laughter] >> yeah. it's on my laptop. i'll get it to you after this is over. [laughter] walter, thank you. >> margaret, thank you. thank you all. it's great to be here. [applause] and, david -- for those who can't figure out which is which, david, jonathan, yes, ron. >> [inaudible] >> and the next books that you will be doing. in fact, i'll start in the middle with jon. we're talking about -- i can say your title, right? >> well, it'd be the first time, but that's okay. >> all right. breaking news h
largely because as an official from washington, d.c. why would visit schools and talk to teachers and i remember after i was elected for the first time in 93 and i would see a couple of bright white kids in these low-income communities, troubled, challenged neighborhoods, troubled, challenged schools, and then what is that kids story? the teacher tells me those children seem to be so energetic, so effervescent, so much potential and then lo and behold a couple of years later what happened to that kid? he dropped out. he got caught up in the streets. .. >> we reduce the murder rate by 20%. and so all of these indicators are out there, that there's nothing more important than education. so i just became passionate about this. and even to the this day, 15, 19 years later, it's the only thing that keeps me up at night, to know that there are children who are going to wake up in this country who are going to go to school that won't serve them well. and over a short period of time whatever potential that today had, that they were given through stent of birth -- through accident of birth, they
and the moderators especially on the "washington journal" do a good job of staying detached and not getting into offering their own opinions. >> very conference about covering both the house and the senate and other, the woodrow wilson center and other public affairs centers in d.c. that i wouldn't normally be exposed to. >> the american enterprise institute hosted a postelection discussion with a panelist and local presence on thursday. participants included henry olsen at aei, "fox news" channel political contributor michael barone and roll calls congress inside out columnist, norman ornstein. this is an hour and 50 minutes. >> my name is karlyn bowman and i'm a senior fellow at aei and on behalf of my aei colleaguecolleagues, michael barone, norman ornstein and had real sin in our c-span viewers i would like to invite you to the spinal session of this election watch 2012 session. i'd like to briefly introduce one of our colleagues who helped to start the aei election watch series in 1982. he is with us here today. then wattenberg and the late richard scanlan where the first people to loo
brady the secretary of treasury invited a number of the central bankers who were in washington for some of the international banking meetings to come to the white house for the reception and that is the president heard of the serious concerns of the financial community around the world that the committee needed to have a multi-year five-year preferably but followed on what gramm-rudman hollings had done and provided the framework for stabilizing the financial situation in the u.s.. so the president of a believe after the spring meeting really resolved to provide the leadership to make this happen. we talked about the time line that started with a meeting in may with the president invited congressional leaders on to the white house on may 10th and we started with an initial negotiation on may 14th. some of the process really took a little bit less than six months from the time it was triggered in the white house to the time the little station was signed. that may sound like a long time but considering how long we have been struggling over our recent battles, it seems now with a little bi
as a percentage of our economy, but also that we can end of the dysfunction over fiscal issues in washington, d.c. does would have a very positive impact on the short-term and long-term economy. i think to have a strategy that, to plot out a strategy to go over the fiscal cliff would be a responsible. would hurt millions and millions of middle-class families, tens and tens of millions he would see their taxes go up by two to $3000. it would be very harmful for our economy, and i think more than just a technical contraction. one would do for conference, how much people would hold spending. so one can imagine very unfortunate scenarios where that situation is confronted, that it should be no one's goal. all of our goals should be to come together, and that's how the president looks at the. the president has rejected either the idea that your goal is to go over the cliff, or that your goal is to completely kick the can down the road. that would not help either. simply extending all of the deadlines we had would give people more sense that we'll never fix our long-term problems. so the president fe
applied to the journalism problem. i think, sidewalks in washington d.c. is another one. instead of everything having to go through a story on the front page, this is a way to apply formula to solving a problem. it is interesting to watch and i defend his right to do what he did. there are questions with regard to how he did it. >> i was wondering if there was more to the question. the professional norms and are certainre things you cannot do and places you cannot go. the conservative who dresses up, do you think it is valuable to have those people? this era gives those people a reach. there are certain things the rest of us cannot do. they almost do anything gary >> absolutely. it is a great question. is he a journalist? is he a hacker? i personally have a slightly more conservative take on what a journalist can and should do. i would prefer to have a trusted force that can synthesize some of that information for me. someone i can follow over a period of time. over time, that writer gains credibility for me. somebody i respect over time. then again, you have to ask yourself, did
in bellingham, washington, good afternoon. please go ahead with your question or comment for steven johnson. >> caller: hi, pleasure speaking to you. 8, i was a first wave environmental planner back in the mid '70s, so i'dhead of your ghost -- i'd heard of your ghost maps story. and in -- after i graduated i thought i'd kick around the idea of architecture plus ecology and play with computer models and satellite data late at night without authorization. [laughter] before the term hacker or geospatial intelligence technology was invented. anyway, i became a mr. mom in '82 because that was really going nowhere. today, however, it looks like, you know, cloud technology and c factor computing and a lot of these breakthroughs are going to make three dimensional environmental computing feasible. the problem i saw then was a global vision in a flat world, you know? we didn't really have a three dimensional philosophy. to work with this new technology. and i don't even see it there now. and it's kind of a little troubling, you know? any comments, thoughts? thanks. >> guest: yeah, great. what an int
. washington that would win him a pulitzer prize. the silence enveloping black writers began to break, and there was the novellest followed by a biography in 1977 of the novelist huerston by the american scholar robert hemming way, and in 1986 and 1988 came my two volumes on hughes aided by a archive left by hughes, i trieded to tell through the lens of a crucial life the african-american story as it had existed and exists at a certain social level. i tried to do justice to the complexity discounted over the centuries and the representation of american racial reality. the picture is quite different now. the 1990s saw a steady rise of prize-winning biographies of black americans by writers such as taylor branch and william mcfeelly, in 1994, 2001, louis won pulitzers for each of the two volumes, and this year, a biography by the late manning maribel won the pulitzer prize in the field of history. this surge in bigraphical writing about african-americans is, i think, a dependable index to the shifting meaning of race in american culture, and also to the dignity of black americans. biogr
of the rnc in washington. and so we really need to, we need to at a top to bottom review. let's do a full-scale audit and have an understanding of what the obama campaign dead. >> tonight at eight eastern on c-span. >> there are many people who might even take issue during the civil war. didn't we can do that? well, yes, he did. i'm not going to say that ulysses grant was the only person who saved the union. the army at the lincoln's policies into effect, he was the general who accepted the surrender of the army of northern virginia under robert e. lee that ended the war. if anybody won the war on the battlefield, if you could say that any one person dead, and of course, you can't, but one of the things we do in history, is we generalize. we simplify. because history and reality is too complicated to get our heads around it we deal with it in the full complexity. so grant saved the union during the civil war. i do contend that grant saved the union during reconstruction as well. >> from obscurity in the lena, illinois, a chevy brand on the life of ulysses grant at 1015 eastern. part of th
is there will be continued pressure to do something, to do more. one only has to read "the washington post" editorial page where there is something ominous about everyday, and this is driven by two things. one of the humanitarian concern about the blood shed, very understandable. at second, the desire to give a push to get rid of this regime partly because of the alliance consideration and just because of general antivictorial sentiments and the hope that we would have something like a democracy that could emerge in syria. the other major factor is that there is in fact very little if anything the u.s. could do right now that would shorten rather than intensify the war and it wouldn't run the risk of becoming some sort of a slippery slope towards a much deeper u.s. involvement than most americans the overwhelming majority of americans would want. the main problems that underlie not to to go away. the chief one is the prospect of the pro assad forces hanging on for a long time. however desperate the situation sometimes seems to get from day to day as we read about the opposition doing this or doing that. a
on this they want to see us focused on that but not our politics here in washington. my hope is this is the beginning of a process where we are able to come to an agreement that will reduce our deficit in a balanced way that we will deal with some of these long term entitlements and we will also be focusing on making sure the middle class families are able to get ahead is i want to think the leadership for what they've done and with that we are going to get to work. thank you very much. >> there's one other point i wanted to make and that is my understanding is tomorrow is [inaudible] birthday so for those of you that want to wish a happy birthday, we didn't know how many candles we would need. [laughter] but we do want to wish him a happy birthday. thank you. thank you, everybody. spoke to reporters after the meeting. here's what they had to say. >> [inaudible] and while we are going to continue to have revenue on the table it's been the incumbent for my colleagues to show the american people we are serious about cutting spending and solving our fiscal dilemma and i believe
tonight from the washington ideas form or a roundtable discussion. a look at america's strategic competitiveness. wrong. >> how does one adequately express his feelings about a special friend? when that friend is also a world icon, a national hero of hero unimaginable proportions. unimaginable proportion and a legend whose name will live in . neil, wherever you neil armstro armstrong. fate looked down kindly on us when she chose neil to be the first to venture to another world and to have the opportunity to look back from space at the beauty of our own. it could have been another, but it wasn't, and it wasn't for a reason. no one, no one, but no one could have accepted the responsibility of his remarkable accomplishment with more dignity and more grace than neil armstrong. he embodied all that is good and >> just before 11:30 a behind the scenes look at life as a teenager in the white house with susan ford bales and lyndon johnson robb. just after one, how scientists are using gain skills and gaming theories to solve world problems. >> a quick reminder that at 12:30 we'll hear fr
in washington. it is 90 minutes. >> hi. welcome, thanks for joining us. whether you're here at home, hope everybody had a terrific thanksgiving. i know that we're just getting back and, so the energy level is probably going to be, mellow, which we'll make that work for us, since we're going to talk about what sometimes is contentious subject. today's panel is on the question of for-profits and federal education policy. this is a topic that we ad aei have been interested in and talking about for an extended stretch. the last couple of years with the generous support of the templeton foundation we have been running the private enterprise and american education project trying to think about both the opportunities and the challenges, the upsides and the downsides of having for-profits involved in k-12 and higher education. how do we make this work for kids and communities how do we think about some of the challenges and, potential perils of having for-profits involved. this panel is the close of a series of panels and conversations. we have commissioned a number about of pieces of new researc
order? >> i guess there's a tradition here in washington, d.c. when anybody is asked about making a position, they always make one of those nice predictions like the next 18 months are going to be critical or something along those lines. [laughter] >> so true. >> i won't do it on the sunday morning talk shows. >> but what i am going to say is i think one thing our discussion has alluded to is the relationship between the presidency and egypt and a variety of bureaucratic interests not just the military but each state is would be critical. the question of whether morsi is going to call what the states or the states are going to coopt morsi it's going to be extremely important. but what i would also say is it is not just the question of the confrontation that we have been waiting for written the president between the very spirit of the policies to the president and the deep states particularly in the military and the security service, but we are also looking at the relationship between the president into the bureau of the muslim brotherhood. there are enough sufficient room for the
to washington as a staff member for a democrat, i went into the office. my job was to pour the cheap bourbon and light the cigars. they played gin rummy. i've never heard of that before. >> are you suggesting that nancy -- nancy pelosi and john boehner don't do that? [applause] >> they don't really socialize. one reason that joe might work together, i knew joe and i love him. i wouldn't do anything mean to joe. so that is a lot of it. the times have changed so much. in the senate, one of the problems as they got away from regular order. you send a bill to a committee. you have an oversight hearing, you have an amendment coming u-boat, you go to the full committee and the house and then you go to conference. but they wound up getting a transportation bill. it's a combination of things. modern technology, frankly it is a 24/7 news media. it is the fact that the members leave their families back home. you can't be a good legislator two and half days a week. you have to work at it. the combination of those things, it contributed to the partisanship and the gridlock that we have now. the answer i
in washington several times, i said, let me ask you a question. i'm going to be on a tv show tonight and they're going to ask me if the -- this administration would lift the -- all of the restrictions that we have on public lands, how long would it take for that -- each -- for the first barrel of oil that would come from that to reach the -- the pumps? otherwise go through the refining process and all of that? because we've heard this administration say it would take ten years. well, in fact, it would take, his answer was -- and i said, be careful, harold hamm, because i'm going to use your name on nationwide tv. he said, yes, i've thought about this, it would take 70 days. not ten years but 70 days. so we're talking about sufficiency that we could have just in this country in a matter of days, not a matter of years. now, i only bring that up -- and i know that -- a lot of people don't think that should be a part of this debate but it is because they're using the argument that we have to spend billions of defense dollars in experimenting with biofuels to wean us off of fossil fuels when, in
in washington. he's with jordan's foreign minister and a deputy prime minister knows him, a wonderful guy. i was on a panel with him and he said something that really stayed with me. he said look, there are two great traditions. there's arab nationalism and there is political islam. and the problem in the middle east is inclusiveness in pluralism is not part of either of those. and that's the problem in the middle east is a sense of inclusion of tolerance and pluralism. and that's one of the problems in getting to a democratic outcome. and the other one i think starts sort of democracy from the bottom up. and that is, helping these countries to get in a tradition of greater transparency to their people, a greater accountability of the government's when it gets to issues like corruption, and greater accountability. you know, that's if you think about it, you know, we think of democracy and we think separation of powers, three branches of government, house and senate. really, what democracy starts with is transparency and accountability and responsiveness. and those of the kind of principles i
here in washington, d.c., a discussion just getting underway with political analysts and pollsters taking a look at the election numbers and examining a voter turnout and demographics impact of those results. panelists include ron bernstein, and david wasserman, house editor for "the cook political report." our live coverage now here on c-span3. >> [inaudible conversations] >> okay, folks, why don't we go ahead and start. and we are live on c-span3 this brings everybody should behave, if they can to especially the panelists. minus dan glickman. i'm a senior fellow here at the bipartisan policy center, recognize my former colleague in the house who came in, and so john, my colleague john fortier will introduce the panelists but i decided this morning taking a cue after both moses and david letterman i would ask the 10 questions that i would ask about this election, and not in any particular order, or in any priority but as i thought about the election, these were the questions, and they really do both a congressional in presidential races. one, the republicans to push lacking in the
in washington, d.c., launching an event to try to persuade us to extend one more time -- this would be the eighth time the wind production tax credit, which if we were to do so just for one year, would cost another $12.1 billion. so i want to respectfully suggest a different name for this week. let's call it the wind downwind week. it's time to -- wind down wind week. it's time to end a 20-year-old temporary subsidy that has already been renewed seven times. the reason is very simple -- we can't afford it. the joint tax committee says the one-year extension will cost that $12.1 billion. it's not just a one-year extension. the developers will get it for over ten years. that's a lot of money. it's one-third of the tennessee state budget. it's 2.5 times as much as we spend each year on energy research. it could be used to help reduce the debt. and that's on top of the $16 billion in federal subsidies and grants already given to wind developers and their wall street backers between 2009 and 2013. that's according to the joint tax committee. how can we justify this? we hear a lot about b
in washington, d.c.. the remarks said justice roberts decision on the health care law was a sharp aberration to establish early in his career. after senator lee, senator cruz from texas discusses the election results. this is about one hour. >> i serve as the executive vice president of the federalist society. we hope that you are all having a great time here at our 30th anniversary convention. it's hard to believe that this is the third occasion i think on which -- at which we are welcoming united states senator mike lee to the it seems like yesterday, senator, when you came to us just after your election in 2010 presenting your vision of the system of limited constitutional government. i remember you describing with a sense of hope and of those the house some the desired use all among the people on the campaign trail for the return to the komen principles. i suspect those principles do not resonate out quite the same pitch in the hallways of the senate as they did among the people on the campaign trail. nevertheless, it is apparent from his work and his efforts senator lee is the irrepress
and political military affairs office here in washington. so it offers a unique insight into the delicate relationship new leaders find themselves maneuvering in. mr. haggag, thank you. >> thank you, and i'd like to thank the council for this opportunity. it's a pleasure to be here with you today. i'd like to focus my remarks on foreign policy, particularly the challenges facing the new egyptian government in the foreign policy and region security realm, but i can set the concept of talking a little bit about domestic policy. and here, let me just start off by what seems to be a paradoxical situation, when assessing egypt's domestic landscape. because i'm the one hand, on the level of politics we have truly momentous change in egypt. however, on the level of policy, i would argue that we have much more continuity than change. on the level of politics, the election of president mohamed morsi was truly a landmark event in egypt's political history. he was the first civilian elected to the office of the presidency in egypt. he is also the first islamist to be elected as head of state in any
with the "los angeles times" easy washington bureau chief. welcome. >> good morning. how are you? >> as i pulled them up we have it available but can you give a sense of where each candidate stands when you look at the results of your map? >> you start with the assumption that most of the states are already pretty well decided. you have a lot of solid democratic states and a lot of solid republican states coming and you've got this handful of battleground states and between which we try to have our map focus in on because we want the attention of the states that are really in the play. >> so if i see it right, i see eight states that you determined in place; media there's more? >> that's right. we have moved some from one category to another as the campaign has gone along we started out with a slightly larger number, and over time a couple of those have moved out of the category one state wisconsin move on to the list after paul ryan was josette mitt romney's running mate but by and large they dropped off. most recently we moved to nevada off of be in play list of the leading democratic list as
a mere surfer, none of these -- and this comes from "the washington post" -- none of these actually look like tidal waves. i know it's kind of small, it goes out to 2040. if you just look at the top two, health care spending, public health care spending, medicare and medicaid and social security, the second chart, if you look at social security, as monique said earlier, it goes from a little less than 5% now to about 6% by the middle of the 21st century. that's not exactly a tsunami that threatens to destroy our civilization and calls for immediate, urgent action. what it means is simply over half a century we need to either raise revenues by about 1.5% of gdp, or alternative if you want you could cut social security's benefits by that amount, or you could have some compromise. or you could think about reform within the context of the retirement system as a whole, and arguably as i would suggest expand social security which is the most stable part at the expense of reductions in the volatile and unstable part of our retirement system which is tax-favored 401(k)s which have done a terribl
in washington and certainly talk a lot about that during the conference, but i think the focus right now has to be dealing with this fiscal cliff and putting the competitive agenda in place and if we don't do that i believe that we will not be able to get the kind of economic recovery that we all hope for and that we have been lacking over the last few years. >> let me ask another question. i want to get to the agenda but address at least one more question about the campaign and the republican coalition and that is young people. a lot of discussion in the press the last week or so that you didn't make as many as you thought you would despite the fact a lot of them are living at home and there's not a great job market for them and the president still has about 60% of that vote. is this partly a cultural issue message? is gay marriage for example one of those threshold issues now that makes the republican party look out of touch with those voters? and you have to change that gave republicans talk about that issue? >> yeah. [laughter] >> that's a very big concession because a lot of the colleag
professor marvin kalb. this is about one hour and 15 minutes. from the national press club in washington, d.c. this is the kalb report with marvin kalb. [applause] >> hello and welcome to the national press club and to another edition of the report. i am marvin kalb and our subject tonight, the twilight of network news. a conversation with ted koppel about democracy and the press. i use the word twilight to suggest that network news as we have no net is on its way out and something new is the merging. whether what is new will set aside the urgent needs of our democracy cannot be noted this time let's hope that it will because without a free inquisitive occasionally rambunctious media, we will not be living in an open society. the free press and an open society are intimately linked one dependent on another. if the network news is in its twilight than perhaps our democracy is facing a turning point as well. i've asked an old colleague and friend to help us understand the changes in the network news and what those changes might mean for our society. ted is known best for his 25 years as the a
us tonight for an event from the washington ideas for. it likely roundtable discussion with president obama, look at america's strategic competitiveness and a speech about drones warfare. again that starts at 8 p.m. eastern right here on c-span2. >> there are many people who might even take issue with grant saving the union during the civil war, didn't lincoln do that? well, yeah, he did and i'm not going to say grant was the only person who saved the union. but he was the commanding general of the army that put blankets policies into effect. and he was the general who accepted the surrender of the army of northern virginia. under robert e. lee the end of the war. so if anybody won the war on the battlefield, if you could say that any one person did, and, of course, you can't, but one of the people we'd dashed things we did in history as we generalize because history reality is simply too complicated to get our heads around if we do with it in its full complexity. so grant saved the union during the civil war, and i do contend that grant saved the union during reconstruction as well.
in washington might do think that the government has reached a level of this functionality that is high even by government standards. >> we love numbers. >> some incredible amount of lightning strikes when the s. con. res. 70 leaves in another few weeks it will have passed fewer than half as many of the laws as any other congress in modern history. now you may say -- some people would say that is great. but i don't think so. i think we have a lot of problems and conagra's is paid to solve them and so i do think washington has improved its success rate but beyond that, we have a lot of advantages in this country so there are reasons. >> the dallas-fort worth seniors i would like you to answer also heidi what should they be studying? >> i think a lot of people talk about the science technology. >> engineering. >> engineering and math. right. [laughter] i do think -- i am all for studying all these interesting things, but i do think that having those kinds of skills -- the countries we worry about competing with us a lot of their focus is on those things that actually have real world usefulness
to come back to washington. as hadley said and many people will say, pakistan is in many ways more critical but pakistan is much more critical because the point in the that makes life more difficult and pakistan, so i think in some ways it wasn't a great india and pakistan india so far is off track in terms of these issues. i think it hasn't worked. it's more of a regional picture. it remains very critical and important in pakistan and afghanistan. there i think at this time the united states at least brokers a solution of a long festering issue that is the recognition of the international border between pakistan and afghanistan. it is very difficult to make the point when the u.s. withdraws that by declining they should say on this side of what? if they do not recognize the existing border as the international border which everybody else does, then it makes the case harder. nobody assumes that it's going to extend to the river just as nobody should assume that their brand of pakistan should extend into afghanistan so there is a defective that needs to delegitimize between 2014 or
but read that article in "washington post" as he didn't do the job for secretary of state, and somebody is trying to, you know, show him, throw him some kind of bob. people like john kerry are completely incapable of helping the pentagon deal with this problem, even that problem, let alone the problem that i think is going to occur. the other candidates for the leadership of the pentagon to lead it through this area, michele flournoy is a very smart political will. she is no background in any of these issues. the other candidate is ashton carter. he is perceived as a good manager. if you look at his job on the f-35, i simply cannot agree. he's not taken on any fundamental problems that the f-35 represents. he's let it float on to the future, and it's going, it's going to face a phase in this, even in the sequester scenario. it's going to face faith that will do nothing but increase the cost on airplane up a gigantic disappointment in the terms of performance. and that is the result of his management. i don't see him as a competent candidate to lead the pentagon through this future it's
a shortage in washington that mike so well displays -- may cause people thanksgiving to overflow for the glory of god. therefore do not lose heart. mike, don't lose heart. though outwardly we are wasting away, yet innerly we are being renewed day by day. for our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. so we fix our eyes not on the scene, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary and what is unseen is eternal. in a place preoccupied by titles and position and power, mike has shown everyone by his life and his deeds and his words that things that are unseen are the things that matter. he has shown us what it means to run the race and finish it strong, well done, good and faithful servant. my hope is that god will bless mike and roseanne, their children and grandchildren, as he closes his chapter of life on the hill. he will still be doing projects for us because of his intellect, his insight, and his knowledge is something we can bare -- cannot bear to do without. so it has been my privilege over the last 15 years
in washington face off entre fromnc internship positions neverou realizing solutions to the on one country's problems rest not on othe but s one side of the aisle or the other, but somewhere in thegotiate middle. we continue to negotiate a with the responsible path forward i remind everyone within the sound of my voice one fact this from congress is already one vote away from avoiding the fiscal cliff for middle-class families and small businesses. onom ic we could solve the greatest the economic emergency facing the nation today if only the house rates would consider the senate passed bill raising tax rates 4908% of businses. american families and 97% of small businesses. as thomas jefferson said this quote is a quote we should not pute c an off tomorrow what we can do our today.on our legislation would deal with economic certain to the middle class can protect important taxsses and restore deductions for families and the businesses and restore balance pay by asking the most fortunate among us to pay a little extra to reduce this debt. a it'
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